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Black Lens March 2018

The Black Lens is an independent community newspaper that focuses on the news, issues, people and information of importance to the African American community.

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Page 22 March 2018 The Black Lens Spokane EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Career Opportunities Development Director Vibrant, forward looking local non-profit seeks full time Development Director to oversee fundraising, events marketing & communications aspects. Visit for job description & application. Open until filled. EOE Family Support Advocate Provide case management, life skills training, career/vocational exploration, & parenting support services to women & children. Visit for job description & application. Open until filled. EOE. Long established manufacturing company is seeking energetic and hard-working individuals for management, sales, office, machine operators and laborer positions. To view all of our current openings, please visit our website and/or CWallA, our authorized distribuitor of SCAFCO products to fill out an application. You can also send your resume to SCAFCO at 2800 E Main Ave Spokane, WA 99202. Benefits Package Includes: Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance, Vacation, Excellent 401(K) and Profit Sharing. To advertise your employment opportunities in the Black Lens call 509-795-1964 or e-mail

The Black Lens Spokane March 2018 Page 23 MARCH EVENTS MARCH 3 WORKSHOP: “SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES AND VI- OLENCE PREVENTION This workshop will look at primary violence prevention at its deepest roots, the place where it intersects with other social issues related imbalances of power: sexism, racism and classism. 8:30 am - 12:30pm Gonzaga University Hemmingson Auditorium 702 E Desmet Ave, Spokane Cost: $25 (includes breakfast) Presented by Faith Partners For more information call 509.998.5332 or 509.343.5032 for email Faithpartnersspokane@ MARCH 3 ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER PARENT FO- RUM Practical information on how parents can better advocate for their children. Presented by Nikki Lockwood. 10:00 am - Noon Shadle Library 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Spokane, WA 99205 For information contact Pui-Yan Lam at MARCH 9 & 14 2017 FIG TREE BENEFIT BREAKFAST AND LUNCH “Including Everyone: We Need Each Other” Lunch - 3/9/- 11:30-1:00 Breakfast - 3/14 -7--8:30 Gonzaga University Cataldo Hall 1200 N Addison Ave Spokane, WA 99202 Cost: Complimentary (guests are invited to donate to support The Fig Tree). For more information call 509.535.4112 or 509.535.1813 or visit MARCH 8 JUSTICE NIGHT Justice Night is a walk-in legal clinic, no appointment necessary. Free legal information in the following areas: Family law, Consumer Protection, Housing, LFO/expungement, Police & Govt Accountability. 5:30-7:00pm Community Building Lobby 35 W. Main Street, Spokane Questions? Center for Justice: 509-835-5211 MARCH 14 FUSE BOOK CLUB March’s selection is So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo 6:00pm -8:00pm Spokane Public Library (Downtown) Level-up Classroom (topmost floor) 906 W. Main Street, Spokane Free, inclusive, welcoming, open to the public. Fuse book club members receive a discount at Auntie’s Bookstore. For more information contact Erin Pringle-Toungate at EJToungate@ MARCH 19 NAACP MONTHLY MEETING Join the NAACP for our monthly general membership meeting. The focus of this month’s meeting will be Mass Incarceration and its Impact on Communities of Color 7:00 - 9PM Gonzaga University Hemmingson Center 702 E Desmet Ave, Spokane Light dinner and beverages will be provided. For more information contact the NAACP at 509-209-2425 (ext 1141) or visit http://spokane- MARCH 20 POWER 2 THE POETRY Women’s History Month Open Mic A poetry event sponsored by Power 2 the Poetry. 6:00pm -7:30pm Sign ups 5:30-5:50 Spokane Public Library (Downtown) 906 W. Main Street, Spokane Visit: for more info. MARCH 20 “DEVIL WANNA PUT ME IN A BOW TIE: NEGOTI- ATING BLACK MASCU- LINITY IN CONTEMPO- RARY AMERICA Mark Anthony Neal is professor of African-American Studies and English at Duke University. Free and open to the public. 7:00pm Gonzaga University Hemmingson Ballroom 702 E Desmet Ave, Spokane For information contact Ann Ciasullo at (509) 313-5955. MARCH 22 JUSTICE NIGHT Justice Night is a walk-in legal clinic, no appointment necessary. Free legal information in the following areas: Family law, Consumer Protection, Housing, LFO/expungement, Police & Govt Accountability. 5:30-7:00pm Habitat for Humanity 1805 E. Trent Avenue Questions? Center for Justice: 509-835-5211 APRIL 21 2018 AFRICAN AMERICAN GRADUATION CELEBRATION Saturday, April 21 1pm Whitworth University The 2018 Spokane African American Graduation Celebration recognizes the academic achievement of students graduating from high school, GED, college vocational, and university students by August 2018. The link for graduates to to RSVP is live at Send information about upcoming community events to or call 509-795-1964. APRIL 3-4 - 8PM COMCAST 107 | DISH 7 | ANTENNA 7.1 | KSPS.ORG LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD SPOKANE WOMAN’S CLUB 1428 W 9TH AVE | MARCH 10 | 1-5PM KEYNOTE: SANDY WILLIAMS INTERNATIONAL DAY2018 WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY IS A GLOBAL MOVEMENT TO PRESS FORWARD AND PROGRESS GENDER PARITY. A STRONG CALL TO MOTIVATE AND UNITE FRIENDS, COLLEAGUES AND WHOLE COMMUNITIES TO THINK, ACT AND BE GENDER INCLUSIVE. SPOKANE’S 2018 CELEBRATION WILL FOCUS ON THE POWER OF LETTING OUR VOICE BE HEARD. FEATURING POWERFUL WORKSHOPS, A RESOURCE FAIR, AND KEYNOTE SPEAKER SANDRA WILLIAMS, ACCOMPLISHED ACTIVIST AND CREATOR OF ‘THE BLACK LENS NEWS’. WHEN: Saturday March 10th, 1 - 5pm | WHERE: Spokane Woman’s Club, 1428 W 9th Ave | COST: Free | WHO: All are welcome, public, & kid friendly | ACCOMMODATIONS: Call 509.789.9290 with 10+ business day advancement | WHAT: Keynote “Hearing The Unheard Stories” by accomplished activist and founder of The Black Lens News, Sandy Williams. Also featuring resource tabling, and additional workshops. | HASHTAGS: #PressForProgress #IWD2018 #IWDSpokane | MORE INFO: